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of texas in the last five years. roughly one million lost jobs in california. it is amazing. one of the points i made for writing a book on this, what we are seeing is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that do not get it right, and my state, and states that do get it right, like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. one of the interesting things is texas does a much better job, in my opinion, of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. california is more of a welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas for jobs. people go to california for welfare. you are seeing the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. >> stephen moore from a recent discussion we covered. when you see some of those clips, the video portions, you can see them all in our video library. he was comparing jobs in california and texas. we will go to texas next. john, o
of the oil and gas boom. in the past few years, production has doubled in south texas. and job creation continues to rise. tom ackerman reports. >> it's midday in the once sleepy center of nixon, texas. not so long ago, this was a quiet farming town. now it's a literal crossroad of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that has been again for the family restaurant run by dates e rojas. she has been drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we have benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies, and they have helped us, as well as other businesses in nixon. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> it's been more than a sentence tree since texas saw its first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until it was eclipsed by the middle east. but with new hydraulic fracturing technology, drillers are exploiting the state's deep shale oil and gas deposits as never before. >> in the past three years, texas has doubled crude production, a sharp referenceable from two decades of falling output. if it were considere
you texans call up, because this administration was responsible for the annexation of texas. the tylers have a lot of children. >> it is what kept them apart for a great deal of their married lives. john tyler was constitutionally incapable of being out of public office. he was addicted to it so left her at home to run the family, to run the business, and to continue to manage this incredible group of children they had almost from the very start. >> running their plantation would have been how large an operation? >> one of the issues is a are always on the very edge of solvency, so they never live one place more than 10 years. they are always moving around. they own between 30 and 35 slaves, and they are growing wheat and corn for about 600 acres to 900 acres, and that is between plantations. they then moved to the other side of virginia, so they are continuing to try to figure out a way during these striking economic changes to the country and go into what is going on in 1837, to find a way they can keep their heads above water, and with john tyler gone for so long and so o
to the distinguished, articulate and experienced member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act
willing to go to win back the senate. and pay back. texas republicans want state representative wendy davis to pay for her epic filibuster. igor is with us and lisa and bill share. it's great to see all three of you. bill, start with you on this. you got a post up at the week.com asking what republicans want more. if they have got to go for this a government shutdown or the senate. why can't they have both? >> they can't have both because they have a very good chance of taking the senate right now. they could get the six seats d!1 that they need if they don't upset the apple cart. if they become the face of washington dysfunction then all bets are off. you already have the public saying 25%. they only have 25% approval of their handling of congress as it is today and people don't want more dysfunction and they can't pass off the blame for a government shutdown when you have senator ted cruz openly campaigning for it and saying you'll be no different than when government closes for the weekend. they lose leverage and budget negotiations they have to accept more tax increases and puttin
department announced they were going to sue the state of texas over the voter i.d. law texas republicans put into place after the supreme court decision. a federal court in texas is reviewing the justice department's complaint. while that review goes on, the voter i.d. law in texas is going into effect. there's a fascinating little test case that's going to play out there this week. this is the ballot for a local city council race in the city of edinburg, texas. this tiny local election is going to be the first one in the state that will be held under the state's strict new voter i.d. laws. opponents of the law are planning to watch that election very closely to see what effect this new voter i.d. law has on the ability of minority residents to turn out and vote. the fight is also on right now in north carolina. that state's new voter suppression law is seen as even more draconian than the one passed in texas that the federal government is suing over right now. the north carolina law, and all of the national coverage of that law, has kicked up a wave of opposition in the state. last thursday
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a shot at getting elected as the next governor of texas. dylan byers, media critic for politico will be here to talk about "the washington post" purchase and michael, democratic strategist will take a look at the kentucky race and others. but first... >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> here's what's making news. america's children are slimming down. for the first time in decades, we can say our children are not getting fatter. a study from the cdc that examined the nation's preschoolers found in 18 states, the obesity rate is actually falling. that's the good news. the bad news is the obesity rate held steady in do states. some of the states, ten states overall were examined due to the way data is collected. but a lot of people are crediting michelle obama's let's move campaign for this good news. it certainly helps keep the weight off. >> bill: she's got to get some credit for that. and just raising awareness of the problem. >> absolutely. that's the good news. >> bill: a lot of republicans are beating up on her saying this is silly. no, this is a serious problem.
attorney general of california, governor of maryland, from texas, and locally, there is a great guy, a commissioner of california. these are all candidates who will be speaking to racial and economic justice. >> all the candidates you mentioned were democratic candidates. caller: that is my party. correct. >> thanks for calling. susan is on our independent line. who do you like there out there as a future independent. caller: the only one who has been honest is rand paul. also, his father, ron paul. what a combination. only has been honest in the things that have been brought up and giving credit where credit is due and saying, if we want to change anything, we have to go to congress. they are the only ones i have heard for the last years that have been honest. so, that is just my opinion. >> senator rand paul is on your screen. critical today of president obama's decision to postpone the military exercise with egypt, making the announcement earlier. we will show you the president's comments later on in the headline. they write senator paul says the law is very clear. "mr. president
a huge fan of first-term texas senator and guy with josh groban on his workout mix ted cruz. senator cruz's very public outspokenness has made him a thorn in the side of the g.o.p. leadership but they haven't told the press about their displeasure because whenever they get near a camera, ted cruz is already in front of it. recently cruz sat down with abc's jonathan carl to explain what keeps him so darned modest. >> you argued a case before the supreme court at age 32. >> it's an extraordinary opportunity to stand before the u.s. supreme court. takes your breath away. we didn't have a prayer. we were not going to win that case. i stood up and for 30 minutes there was not a single friendly question. i have always like the fact that i sit in my office and i look at a giant painting of me getting my tail whipped 9-0. it is very good for instilling humility. >> stephen: yes, i have to tell you i don't know what part of this painting comes off as more humble. is it the hypothetical of halo surrounding his head or is it his look toward heaven? or is it all of the people in this painting of him
texas congressional colleague, the staggeringly brilliant louie goment, who lent support. >> who do you want to die in america that has breast cancer so that we're on a par with the english system? it will all be equalized, so everybody will be getting less than the health care they would get without obama care. >> everybody will be getting less? really even the 45 million people who have no health insurance at all? lord, what fools these mortals be. let's get to our panel. here in new york city is joy reid, the managing editor of thegrio.com. david corn, and also msnbc policy analyst, the great ezra klein of "the washington post." joy, i apologize for comparing british parliamentary history with speaker boehner, but there was the parliament of dunces in 1404, when lawyers were banned. then there was the adult parliament of 1614. has speaker boehner managed to -- the addled and the dunces umpgts and then throw in the do-nothing congress that we had in this fair country. i think the funniest part was the part in the introwhen they said they were going on recess. i had no idea they were a
the real protections we've had, and you saw right away in texas. >> within hours. >> within hours, texas had enacted a reapportionment plan that a three-judge federal court in washington declared not only was in effect, but intentionally rachellely discriminatory and therefore illegal, as soon as they threw out the fact that texas had to get such laws clear, texas announced they would institute -- they would effectuate the all right declared racially discriminatory redistricting plan, and states are coming up with all these different voter suppression items. so yes, that plus the effects on the judiciary, and another thing, we've had increasingly in the last 20 years draconian minimum -- mandatory minimum sentences, which means that a prosecutor, not a judge, really hat the negotiating leverage. the prosecutor says to a defendant if i don't plead guilty, i'll give you a 30-year sentence. if you ploo ed guilty, we'll make it six months. and the odds -- the disparity is so great that there's tremendous pressure, especially when there isn't adequate legal representation on innocent defendan
>> stephanie: he was pulled over for speeding in texas and had a gun. george zimmerman was stopped for speeding on a highway near dallas. the police -- i love this whole -- they have a police dash cam video. >> yep. >> stephanie: it shows an officer interacting with zimmerman, and letting him go with a warning. she is just lucky -- i just got my new car insurance bill, because i got a speeding ticket twice in the speed trap near my house. i was going 40 or something in a 35. >> yeah. >> stephanie: he is just so awesome -- >> stephanie: okay. you shot an unarmed teenager, okay. go home. have a good night's sleep. >> i think the cop was squared of him. >> stephanie: no, he did tthe douchy thing. he asked him. >> really? >> stephanie: after an unintelligible response, the officer asked nowhere in particular? why did you say that? you didn't see my name, zimmerman replies. [ buzzer ] >> oh, god. he wants to be a star now? >> stephanie: yeah. i'm a star. no. are you clear of warrants and stuff. and zimmerman said, he was clear. he said calm down dude. why don't you slow down for me. the officer says
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
. >> bill: he has to be from texas. where is he from? >> i think he's from florida. >> he knows something about tanning. and he says that the affordable care act tax on tanning as part of a comprehensive package to pay for all of the benefits. there is a tax on some 2.5% or something. he says well, you know, boehner should really take this to the people. boehner who we all know loves to tan. >> bill: i was going to say if anybody is upset about this, it is john boehner. >> that he should argue that it is racist against white people. >> yeah, sure. because now they're going to have to pay a little extra for that orange glow. >> bill: others who are not caucasian don't have to pay. >> they're at a big advantage. >> bill: racist tax. >> i still love how president obama at one of the us who correspondents meeting said he and john bainer have a lot of things in common. they're both people of color. >> bill: it is a color not seen on the planet. >> not naturally occurring. >> bill: john boehner is the only member be of congress to have a tanning bed in his own office, right? >> i'm sure. actual
steroids when he played for the texas rangers, this after a series of strong public denials. >> have you ever used steroids, human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing substance? >> no. >> reporter: the new york daily news reports that baseball's investigation has turned up e-mails, text messages and other information showing rodriguez recruited athletes for the clinic and tried buying incriminating evidence. while he's not commenting on his latest troubles, rodriguez tells "si" he still wants to be a role model. >> everything he's done he did to himself. every public relations decision he made, he made himself. he has put himself into this situation. everybody is closing in on him. i don't know if he can get out of this this time. >> reporter: the 38-year-old hit 647 home runs in 19 seasons, fifth all time. now facing possible banishment from the game that made him. now, as for timing, nbc sports reports that an announcement not just about a-rod, but other players snared in this investigation, could come down as soon as this friday, brian. >> ron mott with us in the studio.
the people actually want. we do not need rushed legislation, social security cut. fred in texas. republican calller. federal lot from my understanding is based on public law passed by congress, rules and regulations written by the agencies, case law from the federal courts and then the executive orders written by the president. four being done, democrats are blocking everything congress does. www.regulations.gov you'll find out we a pass 6000 regulations in the past month. the attorney general in the state of oklahoma has filed suit the epathe epa because gets sued in federal court by an environmental agency, environmental group. the epa walks in and says you caught us, we capitulate. so they are making case law and the oklahoma attorney general is saying that is not legal. then you have the executive order written by the president who decides not to enforce immigration or anything else. empty-they are leaving handed is not true. we will hear from two members of the house, the first one coming up in 15 minutes. scott garrett, republican of new jersey. we will also talk with congressman alan
yesterday during a routine fiscal. he is at texas health presbyterian hospital in dallas and should return home tomorrow. the trial of the army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 and wounding 32 others at fort hood is finally set to start today. he is a muslim/american and prosecutors argue he took to radical islam before committing the massacre. he dismissed his right to counsel and will represent himself, which means he will be able to cross-examine witnesses including his own victims. he tried to plead guilty to avoid capitol punishment, but the military judge presiding over the case rejected the plea. wendy davis says she is definitely considering running for governor. she either will run for her own state seat again or make a bid for governor. rick perry announced he is not going to run for a fifth term. if davis chooses to win -- to run, rather, and wins, she will become texas's first democratic governor in 20 years. we hope she does. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ (vo) current tv is the place for compelling true stories. (kaj) jack, how old are you? >> nine. (adam)
at ft. hood, texas, in 2009. if convicted he could be the first active duty serviceman executed in more than 50 years. >>> harrowing details in the pennsylvania municipal shooting rampage. investigators say the suspect pictured here opened fire through the front door of a meeting room, then walked to a side door and did the same thing. after going to his car for another gun, two men tackled him. one said his main motivation was protecting his wife. >> people needed help. i helped. that's it. after the second round of shooting i couldn't take anymore. i got up and ran. i'll be honest with you. my wife was behind me and i didn't want her to be shot. >> newe ll is involved in a fight with the township over his run down property. >>> starting less than two hours from home the cleveland home where ariel kas troe held three women captive for more than a decade. he was sentenced to life for 1,000 years without the possibility of parole. he denied torturing the women after kidnapping them. we will bring you the demolition live. >>> former president george w. bush doing well and expected to leav
, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
rates, which have come with a price tag, which is why deeply red states like texas have embraced the same kind of approach eric holder talked about this week. why some very conservative politicians in washington, like kentucky's rand paul and utah's mike lee were calling for federal sentencing reform even before holder spoke up. we watched play out this week a break from the norm since barack obama became president. there was knee-jerk reaction but support from republicans, and a lot of republicans who said nothing. is it a bigger break than that even. voices in 1986 and for years after 1986 pleading with americans to rethink that law. but there wasn't much room for them in either party. modern republican party was built on being tougher than the liberal softies on the other side. democrats became obsessed with disproving that claim. it's where stiff mandatory sentenci sentencing, three strikes and you're out, where the incarceration of more than 2.4 million americans, it's where it all comes from. the question is whether we've reached a new place, whether the tougher on crime im
to tempur-pedic. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep texas highway. the truck driver says her brakes failed and overheated on interstate 35. eventually causing the cab burst into fla >>> huge flames engulf anle is wheeler on a texas highway -- an 18-wheeler on a texas highway after the brakes failed and overheated on 35 eventually causing it to burst into flames. no one was hurt. the accident shut down northbound lanes for hours. >>> no such problems here. yesterday i guess it was tomatoes. today anything cooking out there? >> nothing cooking. nothing like tomatoes. no vegetable spills or anything like that. it's all great for the bay area freedoms. it's slowing at the altamont pass but by and large a nice start to the morning commute. even the first bart trains are out of the yard on time. no delays for muni, caltrain or the altamont commuter express. 880 okay no delays approaching hegenberger road. you continue south on 880 and light traffic stays with you until the san mateo toll plaza. westbound traffic fine heading into foster city. the san mateo bridge we didn't have any majo
easily 100 to 105 in much of texas all the way through much of the midwest. cool through the great lakes. temperatures will be in the 70s at most during the day and at night could be dropping off into the 50s. that's like good fall camping weather. as far as thunderstorms go, saturday we'll see a few of them along the mid-atlantic but not a lot on sunday. here's the wrapup for the weekend forecast. pick your area out. showers and storms, missouri up to florida. saturday, not a washout. storms from kansas city all the way back to jersey. finally looks like a really nice sunday on the eastern seaboard. new england, the humidity level will come down. overall, the weekend, not too many people have washouts. >> bill, thanks so much, buddy. >>> coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," obama/putin relationship. how russia granting asylum to edward snowden could complicate a tough relationship. >>> coming up, we have seen tough parliamentary battles in the past. how does this one from taiwan stack up? we'll make the comparison. this is ann. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportun
bars? >> i've been to a gay bar in dallas texas. >> stephen: wait, what? and i was very familiar with what goes on in a gay bar. >> stephen: what were you doing in a gay bar? >> i was tt gay bar to get a beer. i just walked into the place. i was just making... >> stephen: friends? my rounds. it just happened to be a case that said beer. >> stephen: gay bar? that's why i stopped. stephen: today it's this town but what if gay tolerance spreads to the rest of small town america? >> if gay tolerance spreads, yes, it would hurt everything in a bad way. >> i had five others who came up and they all said we want to be the next one. that was great. >> stephen: great if you like swimming in a lake of fire. >> homosexuals are sinners. without the lord jesus christ they're going to hell. >> stephen: so johnny cummings, have fun as mayor of hell. that's something these back woods bible thumpers can understand. >> god makes them born gay, why is he against it? it says in the bible. if he is against it, why did he make them born that way? i can't understand that. i've tried and tried and tried
on in north carolina and texas, this anti-women's stuff and all this, that is not the way to advertise. this is a national story. the national races are going to get tainted by what's going on in texas and north carolina in terms of the anti-abortion, anti-union, anti-everything. i think the republicans have trouble. they really do. they don't -- the sort of the cooler heads don't seem to have the vision or the willingness to prevail, and if they don't prevail, i do not think nate silver is going to be right. nate silver is usually right, but i think it's going to be tough. >> well, and -- and nate silver is usually right. people in new york think as long as he's predicting democrats are going to win. >> all right. let me just say that gayle collins writes in "the new york times" politics of a screeching halt. she writes in part this, one of the least attractive legacies of barack obama will be the way he empowered freshman senators to believe they were only one or two good speeches away from the presidency. right now the show horses of the united states senate are rand paul of kentuck
. not that that is what he was saying. but i have paired >> where are you from? >> i am mercy from fort hood, texas. i am a military brat. my family spent some time at fort clayton in panama. and my parents met in fort campbell in kentucky and that is where i went to high school and college. >> were college? -- what college? >> i went to bowling team -- bowling green, kentucky. >> how did you get into this business? >> my brother had a paper route when i was a kid and that was back in the days when the papers would be dropped off at the would helpa.m. and i my brother fold them and then put the rubber bands on them. we went that fancy back in. we didn't have the bags. so that is what i did in texas. and i wasn't very good at folding. i was a little busy reading. but my brother wasn't paying me anyway. but i have always said i'm glad ,didn't do lawns otherwise i would be in the lawnmowing business. >> wordage dr. college? >> -- what did you do after college? >> i covered everything from andts to cops to city hall then i went to begin newspapers in white plains, new york and i covered politics in westchest
have. >> where are you from? >> from ft. hood, texas. i'm a military brat. my family spent some time at ft. panama. in and my parents originally met at kentucky.ll in and that is where i went to high college. d >> what college? >> western kentucky university kentucky the en, home of rand paul. there very soon. >> how did you get into this business? paper route had a when i was a kid. hat was back in the day when the papers would be dropped off i the house at 5:00 a.m. and would help my brother fold them and put the rubber bands on them. weren't that fancy. we didn't have the bags. killeen, at i did in texas. and i wasn't very good at folding. i was a little busy reading. my brother wasn't paying anyway. ut i have always said i'm glad my mother did the lawns because otherwise i might be in the lawn business. >> where did you go after college? first job at the courier journal in louisville, kentucky. court ed everything from to cops to city hall. and then i went to gannett white plains, new york. and i covered politics in westchester county. to the star nt ledger in new jersey where i
. >> sinkholes occur regularly in texas, new mexico, pennsylvania, kentucky, tennessee. a wide variety of places around the world, as well. >> reporter: look at this scene in toledo, ohio, from earlier this year. the driver was stuck in her car underground until the fire department finally rescued her. today, that spot has been paved over as if nothing ever happened. but it's florida's natural geology, its swiss cheese bed rom that's made the sink the most sinkhole prone in the nation. just this year alone, this week's collapse at a timeshare near orlando and not par north -- >> i came over and as i was walking out here, i stepped right here and my foot went down in the hole. >> reporter: while it may seem there's a sudden rash of sy sinkholes, it has more to do with geology than geography. >> sitting on a sinkhole. >>> still to come, what happened on the afternoon that 13 soldiers were shot and murdered by one of their own? tonight, a moment by moment account. but first, from the trial of major nidal hasan. >>> and how did hannah anderson not know her mother and brothered were murdered by her o
weekend, senator ted cruz of texas received a standing ovation from a crowd of conservative christians when he said that he wanted to abolish obamacare. >> there is no more important regulatory reform that we can do than to repeal every single word of obamacare. regulatory reform. do we want to reform the bible? do we want to reform the christian faith? these people are phony christians. they preach out of one side of their mouth and they operate out of another. to the detriment of americans who need help. denying people. think about this. denying people with preexisting conditions health care is morally wrong. yet they stand on solid ground in their mind that it is the right thing to do. denying 30 million americans health care is simply the wrong way to go. that's not what we want as a country. all this talk about how it is an unpopular policy. no, it's not. it's not. this is what the majority of americans want. we should also point out to congresswoman bachmann that lying is wrong. >> the american people lose control? what do they get? they get health care, health insurance, i shoul
, vice president joe biden at his son's side in texas this morning as doctors try ttermine what caused beau biden to become disoriented and weak. we'll have the latest. >>> and freeway scare. a car burst into flames on a los angeles road. inside, the legendary actor dick van dyke. >> it just startsed making a noise. i thought it had a flat first and then it started to smoke and then it burned to a crisp. >> now he has a used car for sale real cheap. "today," august 20th, 2013. >> good morning everyone. happy tuesday. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer along side al roker and natalie morales. dick van dyke keeping that trademark sense of humor. could have been a really scary situation. >> the imagines are so scary but if he is smiling about it and making jokes then it's okay for to us smile, too. so happy he's okay. >> we'll have more on that in a little while. >>> meantime new developments tied to the ongoing saga tied to yankee star alex rodriguez. his attorneys are preparing a lawsuit now against the team doctor. we'll have details on that in a moment. >>> but let's begin this t
was pulled over in texas a couple of days ago for speeding. tmz on be tained dash cam footage where trayvon martin's killer informed the cop he had a load gun in his glove compartment. he spoke with the officer for a couple of minutes, got off with a warning and went off on his way. >> bill: i didn't see his lawyers having a big news conference talking about what a great guy he is. >> president obama set to appear on "the tonight show" next week for the fourth time. the white house says he'll be in burbank, california, tuesday to tape a sit-down with jay leno on nbc as part of his economic agenda tour. the president was last with leno in october. just a few days before the election. >> bill: i tell ya, leno, seems to be pulling them in. >> going out with a bang. >> bill: he is, indeed, going out with a bang. all right. it is not such a long trip. he doesn't have to go all the way to burbank. it would take him five minutes to get here from the white house with the motorcade, with the motorcycles and everything. ten minutes if you have to stop at the traffic lights. >> i don't think he stops
infrastructure investment across america in places like illinois, california, and texas the we have seen our financing loan program helped denver, colorado finance their railroads station. those projects would not have been possible without leadership that the state and local level. frankly, governors can make it happen. -factor.the x you are the difference between a tahrir rating road and a 21st century highway that is -- road and a 21st century highway that is safe and efficient. i can tell you after meeting with members of congress on both sides of the aisle, they agree. the hard part is agreeing on a .ay to fund these needs. 21 was a good start. it provided states with 8 years of funding. 2 years-- states with of funding. it gave people a better value money byr mining -- institutionalizing best practices and allowing them to work faster and smarter. expires next september. we are facing long-term deficits. the way we have been doing business is not sustainable. i do not have to tell you. many are already looking at innovative ways to find your own transportation needs. this year, half of
-martial begins in texas for army major accused of the fort hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead. major nidal hasan is representing himself. he will cross-examine many of the 32 people injured forcing them to relive the horror of the 2009 attack. if convicted, hasan could face the death penalty. >>> new details about the terror threat which led to closure of embassies and consulates. it apparently began with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mai
-americans incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites. let's hear from richard in huntsville, texas, a democrat. caller: thank you for taking my call. all i can say it is about time. this is about time. it has been 40-50 years that this should have been done. it is said that the only thing we as americans learn from history is that we refuse to learn anything from history. if you want to look at a perfect example of this, look at the prohibition. 21st at the 18th amendment/ amendment. prohibition made millionaires out of thugs. now we are making millionaires out of thugs with the so-called war against drugs. it is about time. said forcaller whatever reason they made marijuana illegal -- if you look at the history, it is all about racism. i am white. let me get that clear. host: john, pensacola, florida. a republican. caller: hello, good morning. watcher of c-span for many years. i'm 70 years old. i have tried many times to get through. i have had no luck until today. comments, ie my would like to state that somebody doesn't do his math correct. in an article you read about 1971, it alsoin state
district to put on a show, and that was steve stockman from texas. it had to be texas. >> stephanie: yeah. and of course, poor trayvon martin got dragged into this, how dare he say something about a dead unarmed teenager, and not defend the rodeo clown. i'm like what? the lacks a sense of humor, for not defending a menstrual show. >> not just a menstrual show, but who wants to see him trampled? >> stephanie: yeah. >> it's no difference than when we saw the gun shows selling the obama targets. >> stephanie: peggy noonan said the same thing. >> she is a rodeo clown too as far as i'm concerned. >> stephanie: there you go. [♪breaking news theme] >> stephanie: you gave us breaking news, twitter wins democratic nomination, you refer to cory booker, well-known tweeter. >> it is the first time that a social network has been elected to office. and hopefully it doesn't do a lot of rt, retweeting. but cory booker next senator from the great state of new jersey, and extremely low turnout, which was precisely what chris christie wanted. he didn't want to have to worry about the extra democrats turni
there involving the justice department. this is in the washington post and other papers, they're suing texas over a voter i.d. measure. justice is redoubling its efforts to challenge state voting law suing texas over its new voting i.d. measure. it's part of a growing show down over electoral rights. it's to counter a supreme court ruling that officials say threatens the voting rights of authorities. the administration will probably take legal actions in other states including north carolina where a governor signs a voter i.d. law this month. washington post there. syria is in the news. obama officials are weighing a response to the syria assault. this is the report of chemical weapon usage. there's a split on the use of force. the "washington journal" has a similar piece in the headline here says, the u.s. is weighing plans to punish assad. they say that u.s. officials who described the military options being revised at the pentagon stress that their purpose wouldn't be so much to topple the regime but to punish mr. assad. "washington journal" there. back to the college here. naoimi, good mornin
. senator ted cruz of texas, steve king of iowa, 2012 presidential candidate rick santorum and yes, donald trump. i guarantee he's not running for president. let's ignore that. it's early. the 2016 race is under way. much more on the republican side than the democratic side. we'll talk about that more in saechblthd first i want to bring in msnbc's kasey hunt at the family summit in ames, iowa. we can see the crowd has yet to fill up. very early out there, probably a time zone change. tell us who is going to be there today. we gave us a few names. what are we expecting to hear from them? >> steve, you hit on the major names coming here on the 2016 hopefuls or potential 2016 hopefuls, you donald trump, rick santorum who eked out a victory over mitt romney in 2012. but in some ways what's notable are the names that aren't yet coming out here. there was a long list of republicans who were invited but who are not actually speaking this year. rick perry, governor of texas, bobby jindal, governor of louisiana, senator marco rubio from florida. there are banner names who are likely to pop up on th
, to texas where a suspect is now in custody after a shooting spree left four people dead and four others wounded. authorities say the shooting began at the dallas home of the suspect's ex-girlfriend. but he left when he discovered she was not there. he then went to a second home in desoto where he found her, used an explosive device and fired additional shots. police arrested the suspect when he ran out of ammunition. >>> outrage in new york after vandals deface a statue of jackie robinson and his teammate reece. police say a swastika and a racial slur were found scrambled across the statue on wednesday. now "new york daily news" offering a reward for the person or persons responsible. >>> and in sports -- ouch. home fans hated when fans were visiting team come to cheer in their ballpark. so, cleveland indian fans had this response to detroit tigers' fans trying to rally their guys. detroit's bankrupt. bankrupt. well, looks like sports fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wa
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